Lincolnshire Stream Oils on watercolour paper 7 x 11 inches ON HOLD
Overgrowth around a Lincolnshire stream almost hides the water. Soon the leaves will be gone from the trees and shrubs, but for now there is a golden rusty glow. A glimpse of fields beyond is a fragment of calm in this frenzy of foliage.
Scenes like this are not easy to paint and there can be a desire to tighten up depicting all the detail. I wanted to portray a sense of jumble and the only way was to push the oils into submission! Speed and finishing before the painting became a mush was my aim.